The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, will prepare you for an exciting career in genomic data analytics.

MSGDA students benefit from foundational coursework in human genetics, cutting-edge courses in the applied life sciences, and an innovative human genomics curriculum.


Apply Now


Program Benefits


You will gain real industry experience with a hands-on project at a genomics company or clinical lab


Within the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, MSGDA students work side-by-side with future genetic counselors and applied life scientists


You will be able to translate patient sequencing data into clinical recommendations and bridge the gap between research scientists and clinical practitioners

Day in the Life of an MSGDA Student

Where Can Your MSGDA Degree Take You?

Here are the top occupations for KGI graduates from the MSGDA program:

  • Variant curator / Clinical variant scientist
  • Clinical genomics scientist
  • Genomic data scientist
  • Research scientist

Download the Program Info Sheet

What Can You Do with a Degree in Data Analytics?

Every sector of the economy now thrives in an ecosystem built on big data. But big data alone won’t help solve problems. To help decipher the hidden trends and discover the answers hidden within the...
Read more

KGI Graduate Angela Hoang Empowers Prospective Parents as Associate Clinical Variant Curator

Angela Hoang, who recently received her Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) degree from Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), now works as an Associate Clinical Variant Curator at Natera for the...
Read more

How to Become a Data Scientist

Big data is the lifeblood of almost every industry right now. The demand for data scientists to help take that data and process it into tangible and actionable formats has never been greater. The U.S....
Read more

13th Annual Rare Disease Day Aims to Translate Genetics into Action

Rare Disease Day Photo Album Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) hosted its 13th Annual Rare Disease Day on Friday, March 6 with presentations from industry leaders, a genetic counseling panel, and a poster session from students....
Read more
01 / 04

Who Should Apply?

Anyone who is interested in:

  • Personalized or precision medicine
  • Drug development using genetics and genomics
  • Development of new genetic or genomic tests
  • Development of direct-to-consumer genomic tests or products
  • Using big data to advance health

Program Leadership

Barbara Kraatz Fortini, PhD

MSGDA Program Director
View profile

Barbara Bailus, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics
View profile
01 / 02

Ready for What’s Next?

If there’s anything we can do, be sure to connect with our admissions team. You can also check out more information on cost and aid and how to apply.

Interested in the MSGDA program?

Complete this form to receive more information!